A $700 MILLION AMAZON PLEDGE, CREDIT CARD HACKERS, AND MORE NEWS

WIRED | 7/11/2019 | Alex Baker-Whitcomb
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Amazon makes an expensive pledge to its workers, a hacker group hits 17,000 domains, and butt plugs are being used for scientific research. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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This morning, Amazon announced a $700 million initiative to retrain US employees for high-skill, mostly technical jobs over the next six years. The initiative serves as a way for the company to bolster its image with US workers, but the effectiveness of the training remains to be seen. One notable absence: Even after thousands of its own employees criticized the company for courting oil companies and not implementing sustainability measures, Amazon says the initiative won't cover training focused on sustainable energy or other climate-related jobs.

You may not have heard of Magecart, but think of them as the credit-card skimmers of the web. Thanks to companies' poor cloud security hygiene, the...
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